The Mallee Fire [poem by C.H. Souter]

[Editor: This poem by C.H. Souter was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] The Mallee Fire. I suppose it just depends on where you ’re raised. Once I met a cove as swore by green belar ! Could n’t sight the good old mallee-stump I praised : Well — I could n’t sight belar, and […]

A Tight Corner [poem by C.H. Souter]

[Editor: This poem by C.H. Souter was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] A Tight Corner. Yes, I know it’s a mighty poor chance, but there’s no other way. Look, man, look at her lips ! Don’t you see they ’re already quite blue? P’r’aps ten minutes, p’r’aps twenty, and then — it will be […]

Sold-Up [poem by C.H. Souter]

[Editor: This poem by C.H. Souter was published in The Bulletin Reciter, 1901.] Sold-Up. “Who ’s biddin’ for the gin-case ? What d’ ye say? (All right, Missis ! ) Here ! I ’ll start it at a crown ! Now then, gents ! It ’s going lively ; fire away ! Look alive, or […]